Have your say on a new political map for Sunderland City Council
New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Sunderland
The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10 week consultation on the proposals will run until 11 December 2023.
Proposed wards for Sunderland
Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2023
High resolution map available at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/sunderland
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Sunderland to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.
The Commission has published proposals for changes to Sunderland. It is proposing that there should be 25 three-councillor wards. All ward boundaries will change.
Proposed changes include:
All wards have been redrawn so every area of the city has been affected
East Rainton is now part of Houghton South & Hetton Downs ward rather than Hetton ward.
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Sunderland to help us.
We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Sunderland. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.
Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.
It’s easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can e-mail or write to us.
Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It’s really simple, so do get involved”
The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/sunderland
People can also give their views by e-mail at email@example.com, and by post:
Review Officer (Sunderland)
PO Box 133
Notes to editors:
This consultation relates to arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from the review of parliamentary constituencies that has recently concluded.
For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
An interactive map is available at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/sunderland
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is an independent body accountable to Parliament. It recommends fair electoral and boundary arrangements for local authorities in England. In doing so, it aims to:
Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors
Reflect the electoral cycle so that each ward is represented by three councillors
Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances